Friday, March 03, 2006

Welcome Back, Friends!

There's a couple of fellas out there that I know, who don't really know me, but whom I have followed since the beginning of my exit from Mormonism. Both of them have wives who are True Believing Mormons (TBM's) and so their apostatism has caused problems in their marriages. I have nothing to offer these guys, except a little sympathy. But when they both left the RfM world, and even the blogosphere, there was a empty little void that was left in their places.

But they're BACK! At least I think they are ;). One of them, Joseph's Left One, isn't referring to his old handle at all. If it's who I think it is, then he's back with a vengeance. He writes more now than ever. And boy, are his new posts exciting and fun. Glad you're back!

The other, Cr@ig in the Middle, just started his blog, and I am so looking forward to his insights and experiences. This is the only man I have ever heard of who could literally bitch out his own bishop. Funny stuff. Welcome to you too!

Oh, this is going to be a good day! There is sunshine in my soul today....

3 comments:

Joseph's Left One said...

Thanks for the kind words. I love reading your blog, too. I'm pretty much a daily addict.

Sideon said...

Good to have YOU back, LA.

Anonymous said...

Hi, it's Sunday morning and I'm Mormon and I stumbled upon your blog because as I was preparing for my sacrement talk and my RS lesson which I agreed to do on the same day because I was asked, I was feeling the spirit so strong that I just starting singing and the song that I started singing was "I walk by Faith, a daughter of Heavenly parents" well I couldn't remember the entire song so I typed those first few words into google and you had cited those words in your blog so it came up in my search. I read a few of your entries and I have this to say about you, first of all, you speak so much about the church it's like you're obsessed, if I had a blog I don't think that refereces to the church would find their way into every paragraph and I go to church every week, I think your obssession is because you are trying to cut your ties with the church but in fact part of you thinks back to the great experiences you had and the times that you felt the spirit and you know in your heart that the gospel is true and that you are not living your life the way that you should and part of you wants your infant to grow up surrounded by the love and the clearity and the truth of the gospel the way that you did, and you haven't gone inactive because you're just lazy because you are already searching for a new church, you're searching when you already know the truth. Did you ever pray to know if the chruch was true? Have you received your testimony? If not, don't you think that you owe it to yourself and your family to do so? Reading your blog did not completely take away the feelings of the spirit that I was experiencing when I was singing hymns and coming to look up the lyrics, but I do feel sad for this time in your life, you are experiencing a trial and I hope that you find your way past it, you seem like a bright and beautiful woman with a lot of love and a lot to offer, I probably have had an easier life than you so I'm not judging, I'm just saying that it sounds to me like you are mourning for the gospel, like you need it, like you feel a void, so just come back, if you don't like the structure of the church and can't handle that right now, at least do some personal worship and searching, read the scriptures and pray, invite the spirit into your heart and your life, sing your favorite primary songs to your child, share the spirit with your child. You are a daughter of God and he loves you, good luck with your journey.